Unifor, Chrysler Tentative Deal Includes $1.35 To $1.5 Billion Investment At Windsor Assembly Plant

Thursday October 15th, 2020

Posted at 10:35am

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Unifor President Jerry Dias announced details of the union’s tentative agreement with Chrysler on Thursday which includes a $1.35 to $1.5 billion investment by Chrysler at the Windsor Assembly Plant.

Dias said the deal was reached “moments before midnight” and “solidifies the footprint here amongst our assembly plants.”

He said the investment planned for the Windsor Assembly Plant will “stabilize the operation for the long-term.”

“Our concern for these set of negotiations were our operations in Windsor,” Dias said, noting his concern stemmed from the loss of the third shift and the jobs of 1,500 members.

Dias said the announcement means the plant will support two platforms, the Pacifica and another platform to launch in 2024 with plug in hybrids and/or battery electric vehicles. He says the platform will be able to build pickup trucks, cars and crossovers and will be flexible in what is manufactured to “turn on a dime based on consumer demands”.

Dias called it a “home run for the community of Windsor”.

He says the third shift will be back and the total jobs at the plant will rise to over 2000 more than exist today.

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